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comparative adjective

  1. See tricky

tricky (ˈtrɪkɪ Pronunciation for tricky



Word forms:  trickier,  trickiest
  1. involving snags or difficulties   ⇒ a tricky job
  2. needing careful and tactful handling   ⇒ a tricky situation
  3. characterized by tricks; sly; wily   ⇒ a tricky dealer

Derived Forms

ˈtrickily adverb
ˈtrickiness noun

Example Sentences Including 'trickier'

AFTER A COUPLE OF MONTHS It gets trickier once there's a pattern of hanging out.
Maxim (2004)
As far as she was concerned, they didn't exist, which made Spot's efforts to be a responsible father to his only son even trickier.
Wensley Clarkson HIT `EM HARD: Jack Spot, King of the Underworld (2002)
He knew it well enough during the hours of daylight but with the mist down it was trickier to see the lie of the land.
Salley Vickers MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)
I then worked out a revision plan and my dad helped me out with some of the trickier words that sound easier than they are.
Samachar (2005)
It's liquid, of course, but no trickier to handle than butane camping gas according to Paine's contacts.
Terman, Douglas Cormorant
Tellingly, trying to track down photographs of people in 1992 turned out to be trickier than anticipated.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Things become trickier once May rolls around, according to a senior weather forecaster.
Misc (1999)
`The problem is trickier than it looks at first sight, isn't it?
Babson, Marian Weekend for Murder


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